Google+ Reading Teen: Alice In The Country Of Hearts Vol. 1 by Quin Rose & Soumei Hoshino

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Alice In The Country Of Hearts Vol. 1 by Quin Rose & Soumei Hoshino

Paperback: 368 pages
Publisher: Yen Press (June 26, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0316212695
ISBN-13: 978-0316212694
Buy The Book: Amazon
Kidnapped by a handsome man with rabbit ears, Alice Liddell finds herself abandoned in an odd place called Wonderland and thrust into a "game," the rules of which she has yet to learn. Alice, ever the plucky tomboy, sets off to explore and get the lay of this strange land, intent on finding her rude kidnapper and giving him a piece of her mind (and her fist). But little does she know that she's wandered right into the middle of a dangerous power struggle involving just about all of Wonderland's attractive, weapon-happy denizens. And the only way for Alice to return home is to get acquainted with the lot of them?! How in the world will she manage that and still manage to stay alive?!

Soumei Hoshino isn't really an author, just the illustrator. Also, this book is a manga, and it is read "backwards" so, yeah, just a side note before I start. 

The Review

This book was the most interesting book on the manga shelf at the book store, so, naturally, I picked it up and flipped through it a bit. I could tell that I was gonna love it just by what I saw on the cover, though! 

The book begins with Alice's dream, where she has no idea what's going on, and there are dudes talking about a strange game. That sorta got me hooked, and it told me that something awesome was going on behind the scenes! 

It starts off with Alice's dream and a couple things explaining her life in the first couple chapters, but then it goes straight into the plot, which is kind of... random at times, but very interesting and pretty fast paced. It's very similar to the original Alice In Wonderland, but also very different in many ways. For instance, all the characters carry at least one weapon, and they are all quite quirky. 

The plot is pretty interesting, and it's probably going to get even better, because in order to get home, Alice has to meet all the people of Wonderland, and then Julius, who lives in the clock tower, will take her back . This is an awesomesauce book, with seriously awesome characters, and a really fun plot! I can't wait to go back to the store (or amazon) and get the next ones!

My Thoughts (May Include Spoilers)

I totally fell in love with all of the dudes in this book! No joking, they were probably one of the best elements of the book, because they're all in love with Alice and they're all so adorable! If I had to choose any of them... I wouldn't, I'd just take all of them! (Even though I'd have to beat down the queen for one of them...) They each had qualities that made them so awesome! For example, I would choose Ace because he's totally adorable and sweet! I would pick Peter because when he loves you, he never lets you go. And I would choose Blood because he's just hot, even though he might kill me if he got bored of my company...! Elliot, because he would protect me, and fight for me, even though he gets distracted! And Boris because he's so adventurous and funny and cute! Julius and Nightmare are cool too, but I don't know much about them.
I also liked how the characters were always pulling out random guns and fighting as though they wouldn't get hurt at all! It was really funny and sweet how they would fight over Alice and she would be like, 'guys! Stopit! This is so stupid!' And they would just keep fighting and having a conversation while they shot at each other.

Anyway, I'd better stop before I just tell you everything. If you're looking for a book with action, and awesomeness, and cool characters, chose this one! It's a manga, yes, but it's like almost two inches (I think) thick, and full of awesomeness!

(Me (Faith) and my new random hairstyle! ^-^)

  • Sexual Content:  Mild (Just kissin')
  • Profanity:  Mild (Surprisingly >,<)
  • Violence:  Heavy
  • Other Notables:  Magic, People with animal ears


  1. I'v never read any manga before but now I kinda want to give it a try. This one just sounds cool & I love new takes on fairytales. Great review!

  2. I'll admit the description sounds racier. :) Sounds like a fun read though. Thanks for sharing!


  3. This is one of my all time favorite mangas! Did you know they released a movie? It's VERY confusing though.

  4. This sounds really good - thank you for sharing!! <3

  5. my daughter is 11 yrs old...what kind of profanity does it have? do u suggest that 11 is old enough to read this series?

  6. Hmm, for 11, there isn't really any cussing I don't think, if there was I completely missed it :) The guys are sorta pervy at times, and there's a lot of fighting, but other than that there isn't really anything terrible. So, I guess, depending on what you want her reading, it would probably be alright.

  7. This is one of the more entertaining manga's that I have read. While is uses the tale of Alice in Wonderland as a base, the changes that are employed make it a refreshing read. While the story has a very whimsical feel, the moments of darkness and the careless killing make it a more adult story line.


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